Since 2016, Redes da Maré, based on its Right to Public Security and Access to Justice Axis, has been carrying out the Eyes on Maré project, which continuously collects and systematizes information on situations of violence in the 16 communities of Maré, especially in the days of armed


The work is done from 5 central sources: [1] field research on days of armed clashes; [2] articulation of a network of collaborators - 147 residents and 21 organizations working in the favelas of Maré, which contribute by reporting and validating evidence about the violence that occurred; [3] collection of official data from the municipal and state government departments, in addition to police and research institutes; [4] survey in mass media and social networks about the events taking place in the region; and [5] the Eyes on Maré team goes to the field, up to a maximum of 48 hours after the situations of armed confrontation to confirm the veracity of the information received, before including them in the database.
Information on armed clashes and violations of rights collected by Redes da Maré in the past four years point to recurring situations of violence, as shown in the materials below.




The 4th edition of the Right to Public Security Bulletin in Maré is being launched in early 2020. The material has been published annually, since 2016, with data updated every year, also drawing a comparison in time.
In 2020, Redes da Maré innovates and launches two more instruments to deepen the look and analysis of the situation: Online Map and Data Table. 


LAUNCH! 4th edition | Bulletin Right to Public Security in Maré | 2019 data


Given the increase in armed violence in Maré territory in 2019, a semi-
annual edition was published that can be read HERE.



Online map

Designed to contribute to research related to the topic of public security, this instrument displays data on the impacts of armed clashes in Maré in a georeferenced way. VEJA SEE THE MAP HERE

Data table
While the online map presents the main data from the monitoring of armed violence by area, this table organizes them by police operation.
The data are part of the 4th edition of the Bulletin Right to Public Security in Maré (2019). SEE TABLE

It gathers the detailed data that make up the 4th Bulletin Right to Public Security in Maré (data 2019) and can be downloaded HERE.


The proposal is that every year these data are updated in a new edition. At the same time, research has been carried out with public agencies and the mass media to understand the impact of violence on the lives of Maré’s residents. See below the previous editions of the Bulletins.


3rd edition | Report on Public Security in Maré | 2018 Data

According to the third edition of the publication, in 2018, there were 16 police operations in Maré, with 24 deaths due to police intervention and 10 days of suspended activities in public services. SEE PDF

2nd edition | Report on Public Security in Maré | 2017 Data 

The 2nd report provided data for 2017, when 41 police operations took place in Maré, 42 homicides during armed clashes, 35 days without classes and 45 days without health posts.  SEE PDF (in portuguese)

1st edition | Report on Public Security in Maré | 2016 Data

The 2016 data pointed to 33 police operations in Maré, with 17 deaths due to police intervention and 20 days of suspended activities in public services.   SEE PDF (in portuguese)


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